KK NEVER WANTED TO BE JUST ONE AC­TOR’S VOICE

The singer says that he is happy to sing for old and young char­ac­ters alike

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Singer Kr­ishna Ku­mar Kun­nath, pop­u­lar as KK, who has sung for ac­tor Sal­man Khan in four films, in­clud­ing the latest hit Ba­jrangi Bhai­jaan, says he doesn’t want his voice to be at­tached to just one ac­tor. The singer, who has sung ap­prox­i­mately 500 songs in al­most two decades of his Bol­ly­wood ca­reer, has been the voice of Sal­man for songs like Tadap tadap ke and Humko pyaar hua. Although KK ad­mits that he “feels good” to sing for Sal­man, but he doesn’t want to be as­so­ci­ated with just one ac­tor. “I don’t want to re­strict my­self by be­ing some­one’s voice. I don’t want to be XYZ’s voice. I never as­pired that as a child. Even when I got into mu­sic, I never thought that I’ve to sing for so and so ac­tor,” KK says. “It’s my pas­sion to sing songs that has got me where I am to­day,” he adds. The 46-year-old doesn’t mind lend­ing his voice to an “old char­ac­ter or a young one”. “Here is the film, this is the sce­nario and you fit the song. That’s how it works... not like I want to sing for a par­tic­u­lar ac­tor,” says KK. How­ever, if there’s one ac­tor that he re­grets not singing for, KK says, “I missed out on singing for Aamir Khan. I had done the song Maa in Taare Za­meen Par, and then I went out for a hol­i­day. I was later told that a few changes had been made to the song and I had to work on it again. I said that I won’t be able to do it. Then the song was fi­nally sung by Shankar Ma­hade­van. It’s okay. The song is beau­ti­ful. So tech­ni­cally, I did sing for him (Aamir). It’s just that it didn’t come out.” Un­like many singers, who of­ten fea­ture in the video of the songs they sing, KK wants his voice to stay mys­te­ri­ous. “If you just hear a song and don’t see (the singer), you can imag­ine and make your own sto­ries. So, some­times I feel that not be­ing seen is bet­ter. I would rather have peo­ple lis­ten to my voice and re­late to it in which­ever way they want to,” says the Alvida hit­maker.

I don’t want to re­strict my­self by be­ing some­one’s voice. I don’t want to be XYZ’s voice

KK, singer

PHOTO: AMLAN DUTTA/HT

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